West Ham United take on Southampton this evening in a game which could decide the future of Manuel Pellegrini.
Defeat for the Hammers at St Mary’s could be curtains for the Chilean.
That’s according to widespread reports with a host of managers linked as potential replacements.
The Saints have been steadily improving and go into the clash with two wins and a draw from their last five.
The Hammers were comfortably beating Arsenal 1-0 for 55 minutes last time out.
West Ham and Pellegrini on the brink of big trouble
But a pathetic collapse saw the Gunners score three goals in nine minutes.
That defeat – and just one win in 11 – has left West Ham on the brink of the relegation zone. Lose today and they will more than likely find themselves in the bottom three for Christmas.
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